Hamburg in detail

Where to Stay

NeighbourhoodForAgainst
AltstadtIn the heart of the city. Excellent transport links and otherwise within walking distance of most attractions.Not much choice of hotels and next to nothing for budget travellers. Can be touristy.
NeustadtCentrally located and handy for exploring the city on foot and via excellent train links; also good for sights, shopping and waterfront atmosphere.Can be touristy. Very little choice for budget travellers. Can be noisy in the downtown area.
St GeorgHandy for the main train station and otherwise excellent transport links to rest of city; within walking distance of city centre.Sleazy atmosphere in the south of St Georg. Can be noisy on weekends.
Speicherstadt & HafenCityClose to museums and within easy walking distance of waterfront and city centre. Most hotels quiet.Lacks neighbourhood personality. Very little choice for budget travellers.
St Pauli & ReeperbahnWonderfully vibrant and diverse neighbourhood with great eating and drinking options. Not far to stagger home at the end of a long night.You'll probably need to take the train to the rest of the city. Can be very noisy, especially on weekends.
Altona & ElbmeileWonderful neighbourhood feel. Great eating, shopping and dining options. Generally quiet streets make for a good night's sleep.You'll need to take the train to visit anywhere else in Hamburg.